Sea Trout Flies
Boxed selection of 40 traditional sea trout flies
A boxed selection of
40 popular British sea
trout flies suitable for day and night sea trout fly fishing on
British seatrout (sewin) rivers and lochs. This fly selection
comprises forty renowned sea trout patterns, many originating in
Scotland. Here are just a few of them, with a full illustrated
list of patterns below ...
Boxed Sea Trout Fly Selection
A boxed selection of Forty
Sea Trout Flies from a well
established Scottish supplier, tied on single Redditch made hooks to the traditional
patterns and of excellent quality.
fly selection in plastic fly box
of forty Sea Trout Flies has been chosen to give a good range of
patterns in terms of colour and style, in the most practical
sizes of 10 and 8, for use by day and night on river and loch.
Each sea trout fly
selection is presented in a superb waterproof plastic fly box.
£37.99 with free UK shipping
Each set of forty sea trout flies, in sizes 10 and
8, has been
selected from the
following list of renowned patterns to provide practical variety for day and
night sea trout fishing. In river
fishing, the smaller patterns will, in general, be of most use in the
early part of the night or in low, clear or warm water conditions while the
larger patterns will come into their own in high, cold or coloured water or when
fishing a deep pool late on a summer night. On
the loch, a big wave may require a big fly, though we might well bear in mind
that sea trout fly selection is far from an exact science.
In addition, a
boxed selection of Sea Trout Needle Tube Flies is now
available in our online shop. When a longer, yet light
and slim, lure is required - the needle tube fly
selection is the perfect complement to the box of sea
Sea Trout Needle Tube Flies
Sea Trout Fly Selection
Introduced, under its old name, "Lady of the Lake", around 1860, the
later re-named in honour of Princess Alexandra. Some doubt remains over
its creator. Some say W.G. Turle of Newton Stacey, Stockbridge. Others,
that it was devised by Dr John Brunton, a well-known member of the
Gresham Fishing Society and inventor of Brunton's Fancy. So successful a
fly was it that it is reputed to have been banned on some waters. Still
a favourite with many sea trout men.
Dark Mackerel was first introduced, as a sea trout fly, by Messrs John
Dickson, of Frederick Street, Edinburgh, dressed on Martin outpoint
hooks in sizes 8 and 6. It is a most useful fly, both at night and, in
the daytime, for slightly dark, peaty waters. It also serves as a useful
bob fly on the loch. A good all rounder.
Derived from the Stoat's Tail salmon fly, this silver-bodied version,
the Silver Stoat, has
become one of the most popular of all sea trout night flies in use today
throughout the British Isles. It is fished on floating and sinking
lines. It can be tied on singles, doubles or trebles and as tube-flies, Waddingtons, snakes or needles. In the larger sizes, the hair from a
squirrel's tail, dyed black, often replaces the hair of the stoat. The
plain black hackle may give way to brighter colours of red, orange,
yellow or blue, each fisherman with his preferred variant. All are
successful. A truly great sea trout fly.
Generally attributed to William Murdoch, a celebrated Aberdeen
fisherman, the Mallard and Claret is probably the oldest of the Mallard
series of flies. In the words of no less an authority than Courtney
Williams, writing in 1948, "For a general fly for any month of the year
in fast rivers, for lake fishing or for sea trout, there can be few more
universally popular flies. For sea trout, the Mallard and Claret is
probably the most popular of all wet patterns, whether fished in the day
or after dark."
Dating from the turn of the century and adapted from the teal and red by
Peter Ross of Killin on Loch Tay, the Peter Ross is one of the most popular loch
flies ever devised. A good tail fly. Also an extremely popular and
effective sea trout fly on loch and river.
Devised in the nineteenth century by H. Cholmondeley Pennell, the Black
Pennell is particularly popular in the remoter waters of the Highlands.
Commonly fished as a bob fly, it is especially good early in the fishing
season when black midges are hatching. Effective, too, for loch and
river sea trout.
Probably the best of the Woodcock series of trout flies. Like the
Pheasant and Yellow, the Woodcock and Yellow has a fine reputation among Scottish sea trout
See the full sea trout fly selection below (note that the specific
patterns included in the selection may vary from time to time, depending
on stock availability)
Sea Trout Flies
All sea trout flies in this selection
are supplied by the old and well established Scottish firm of Napier and Craig,
suppliers of quality trout and salmon flies to the Scottish tackle trade since
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Illustrated below are some of the needle tubes and tube
flies; trout, salmon and sea trout flies; spinheads; fly
tying accessories, some of them unique and available online
only from Grays of Kilsyth, e.g. our ultra-slim stainless
steel fly tying Needle Tubes and Needle Tube Flies.
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